Shook Ankles: Lou Williams Needs Some Recognition
I’ve been meaning to write something about Lou Williams for a while now. He’s played almost 500 less minutes than Andre Iguodala this season, yet he’s scored over 200 more points. I know Iggy isn’t the first scoring option, and has said time and time again he’s more comfortable facilitating an offense instead of taking it over, but still…he’s an All-Star and Lou Williams does not start. He may be one-dimensional—and the Sixers may be in the middle of a most unfortunate free fall that could ultimately leave them out of the playoffs—but Williams is going to lead his team in scoring from the bench. (If you know who the last guy was to do this, please leave it in the comments.) Philadelphia scores 6.1 more points per 100 possessions when he’s on the court. His influence on this team has been incredible, and even though James Harden will probably win the Sixth Man of the Year award, please don’t overlook the type of season Lou Williams is having.